High Performance Setting a Higher Bar

This article explores the growth of high performance passenger rail across the United States. The author profiles Brightline, a privately-owned passenger startup based in Florida, that aims to develop a customer-focused, high-speed corridor linking Miami to the theme parks and other attractions for Orlando. Brightline's six trainsets are supplied by Siemens Mobility, and the article highlights Siemens efforts to adjust its traditional engineering approach to Brightline's "design-first" focus. The article also profiles Amtrak's high performance rail initiatives, which include its 2121 receipt of new Avelia trainsets built by Alstom of France. The new trains are being constructed for the high-end passenger experience to serve the Northeast Corridor and to accommodate one-third more passengers than the current Acela Express service.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 40, 42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01709772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2019 11:24AM